ERIC Number: ED149424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Models for Policy Design. Public Consensus Model. Professional Consensus Model. Public/Professional Consensus Model.
Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
This publication discusses the need for feasible alternative methods of reaching consensus about major educational issues and identifies several methods that reflect the pluralistic nature of education and yet can produce unified policy directions for education at the national, state, and local levels. Section 1 focuses on the need for and nature of unified policy-setting models. Section 2 examines unified policy-setting models as sets of components with alternative elements. Section 3 discusses the use of unified policy-setting models. Section 4, which comprises most of the publication, presents three general models for educational policy-setting--the public consensus model, the professional consensus model, and the public/professional consensus model. Each model is accompanied by an actual case illustration demonstrating how it has been applied. (JG)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions
Martin W. Essex, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Department of Education, State of Ohio, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (single copy free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
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